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NSF Hosts "Think Tank" to Promote STEM Education for Veterans

July 21, 2011

education graphic The National Science Foundation (NSF) is sponsoring a veterans' STEM education think tank through the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) July 27-28. The event convenes national leaders to help veterans with service-connected disabilities transition into post-secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Full Story

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

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